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CIS 1100: Introduction to Computer Concepts

Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

  • Citation of Sources
    This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
  • Tips on avoiding plagiarism
  • Turnitin
    Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
  • NoodleBib
    NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Bidgoli, H. (2003). Encyclopedia of information systems. Amsterdam: Academic Press. Ref T 58.5 E535 2003 (4 vols.)

Khosrowpour, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of information science and technology. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Reference. Ref Z 1006 .E566 2005 (5 vols.)

Knapp, S. D., & Knapp, S. D. (2000). The contemporary thesaurus of search terms and synonyms: A guide for natural language computer searching. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press. Ref ZA 4060 .K58 2000

Trauth, E. M. (2006). Encyclopedia of gender and information technology. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Reference. Ref HD 6060.6 .E53 2006

Find Subject Articles

Databases with Articles contain material published in magazines, journals, and newspapers.
Reference Sources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories and more.
info= database and full text info.

Databases with Articles
Reference Sources


Web Sites

Altavista for Image, MP3 searching
Don't forget about this old standby - newly redesigned with enhanced features for finding images.

A search engine that identifies the most authoritative sites on the Web by using subject-specific popularity.

Microsoft's newest search engine.

This search engine aims to show search results from only useful, trustworthy sites. The founders of this engine are tring to get the spam out of web searches and weed out Web pages created by "content farms."

Blinkx - Video Search Engine
Millions of hours of video for news, business, entertainment, sports and more.

Carrot: A Clustering Search Engine
Carrot Clustering Engine will search the Web with and automatically organize the results into thematic categories.

ChaCha - The People Powered Search Engine
The first search engine that uses people to find anything you want on the Internet through either Instant Search (where results are handpicked pulling otherwise hard to find sites) or Live Guided Search where assistance is provided in searching.

Dog Pile
A metasearch engine, your search is put into all the most popular engines and then gives you the best combined results all in one place. Features a "refine your search" search that arranges results that are most relevant to you.

Indeed: One search. All jobs
Search for jobs in your specific area or any area in the US.

Mamma - The Mother of All Search Engines
Like Dogpile, Mamma searches within numerous search engines. Result choices are tabbed and include: web, video, image, white/yellow pages and result(s) is revealed within the return entry.

Midomi - Song Search
Search engine for songs using either voice or keyboard.

Picsearch for Image Searches
Picsearch connects its users to the vast visual resources of the internet. Picsearch uses its own technology to crawl the web and has created a searchable index of images. When a user sends a query to Picsearch the result is received as a set of thumbnail images that are sorted to ensure that they are as highly relevant as possible. When the user clicks on a thumbnail they are linked to the original web site where that image is located.

See and find in this search engine designed as a tag cloud

Scirus-For Scientific Information
"Scirus is the most comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet." This specialized search engine, "returns results from the whole Web, including access-controlled sites that other search engines don't index. Scirus currently covers over 167 million science-related Web pages"

Search Engine Watch
This website lists popular and specialty search engines. Also available among many features are ratings and updates on various search engines.

Type in a URL of a site that you know, and this search engine will find other related sites for you to look at. It's great for when you get stuck or need a bit of variety.

Sperse searches multiple search engines and filters for duplicates, thus returning more comprehensive, relevant and fast results to the users.

In addition to your typical search engine features, Yahoo! provides job, real estate and auto classifieds; personals and people search; yellow pages; travel and much much more.

Google goes beyond your typical search engine, providing specialized search engines for a variety of topics; including maps, full text online books and article, news, shopping and videos.

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Last updated March 21, 2011, at 01:21 PM by Sonia Frangella